Meet our 2023 Quilt Judges

Black Canyon Quilt Show, Inc. would like to announce the two judges that will judge quilts entered into the 2023 Black Canyon Quilt Show to be held July 14-16, 2023 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, Colorado.


Meet and Greet July 12th, 2023
The Judges will also be available for a meet and greet on Wednesday evening, July 12th, along with announcing the winner of the 2023 Black Canyon Quilt Show’s Best of Show ribbon and their selections for winners of the Judge’s Choice ribbons. Select Events under the Education tab  for additional details.


Nancy Fuka

Nancy started sewing when she was a small child and has been quilting since about 1982. After taking that first quilting class, she just couldn’t stop taking more and more classes and making more and more quilts and quilt tops. Nancy says she can’t pick a favorite quilt technique or quilting specialty because she loves them all! She is an NACQJ Certified Quilt Judge who has judged local, regional, and international quilt shows. She also teaches and lectures on various quilting topics. Not content to stay idle during the pandemic, Nancy made over 3,000 face masks for friends, family, and Operation Bandana New Mexico and now has a giant pile of leftover fabric. Coincidentally, for the last year or so, she has enthusiastically embraced the art of scrap quilting, though it has yet to significantly reduce the giant pile of scraps.

Terri Miller

Terri comes to us from Winslow, Arizona. As with many quilters, Terri learned to sew and quilt from her grandmother.  She has been making quilts since she was 19 years old.  When her children moved out, she purchased an Innova longarm machine and began quilting for others.  She has taken classes from many longarm professionals including Renae Haddadin and Marilyn Badger way back in the beginning.  She has quilted over 2,000 quilts since then and added computerized quilting three years ago. She is enrolled in the NACQJ judge’s certification program and has judged several shows in Arizona since 2020. She loves to teach and help quilters improve, learn, and have those “lightbulb” moments.